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5 instances when Cristiano Ronaldo humiliated great players

These superstars will want to forget the day they crossed paths with Cristiano Ronaldo

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Top 5 / Top 10 13 Aug 2015, 16:02 IST
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Easily one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo has consistently proved himself to be the top dog of the sport for some time now. Joining Manchester United as a 19-year-old lad from Sporting Lisbon, Ronaldo quickly established himself into the starting XI and eventually showed the world why he deserved to.A complete player and one of his kind, Ronaldo dazzled the viewers with his amazing set of skills ranging from speed, power, dribbling to his amazing aerial prowess and dead ball specialist. His development from a football prodigy to a world class talent took place in United as he began to get better with each passing season eventually winning the accolade of Best Player in the world in 2008.Following an unforgettable run with the Red Devils, Ronaldo completed his dream move to Spain and fulfilled his wish to wear the colours of Real Madrid where he bagged two more Ballon dOrs and also won La Decima as well as La Undecima for the capital club.A joy to watch when on the ball, Ronaldo has often outsmarted his opponents with his skills and movesWe have listed5 such players who have been outmaneuvered by the Portuguese star.

#5 Cristiano Ronaldo vs Carles Puyol

Ronaldo has the record for scoring in six consecutive El Clasicos

Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival in Spain just raised the anticipation of him facing off against Barcelona’s defence quite often. And one of Catalonia’s warriors and best centre backs of all time, Carles Puyol was leading the back line for the Blaugranas

Puyol, who built his reputation as a leader and a fighter for his team was almost an immovable wall for his side and led the back line for Barca under Pep Guardiola. Known for his positioning, marking opponents and also effective in set pieces, the former Spain international was probably the last breed of his defending kind. 

And whilst coming up against Ronaldo, Puyol has managed to contain the Portuguese on several instances. However, the three-time Ballon d’Or winner’s wide range of skills made it difficult for a stallion like Puyol to keep him grounded always as he too has been outsmarted by the former Manchester United man. 


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